In the 1980’s, the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat acted on its commitment to promote community integration with the inception of group homes for adults with developmental disabilities. Each home is committed to helping residents achieve their personal goals. Staff is present 24 hours a day. The residents share the responsibilities of housekeeping, cleaning, laundry, meal preparation and gardening. Each resident has numerous choices in leisure and recreation including, sports, attending movies, concerts, ball games, picnics, day trips, and vacations. In addition each resident may attend worship services, and be involved with local church groups The residents also attend work, volunteer assignments, day programs or workshops during the day.
Group home living offers adults with disabilities special opportunities for friendship, and for being a part of their community. Residents also have the dignity of making personal choices and taking the responsibilities involved. This arrangement helps to foster self-esteem and individual growth in all areas of their life.
If you are interested in Group Home Living, please click here, or call (201) 848-8005.